Thursday, November 22, 2007

Oksana Bilozir honours Holodomor victims

This outstanding video features one of Ukraine's most enduring and beloved singers, Oksana Bilozir.

In it she pays homage to the memory of the 7-10 million Ukrainians who were starved to death by the Stalinist regime in the Holodomor (Great Famine) of 1932-33 in a deliberate act of mass murder that many countries todau still refuse to label a "genocide."

The video was reportedly released as a public service video in Ukraine, and the music a famous piece (originally instrumental) called "Melodija" by Myroslav Skoryk.

(Many thanks to Roman Brytan of Radio Zhurnal at World FM in Edmonton for sending it round.)

UPDATE: In response to a reader request (see comments) for the lyrics to this song, they can be found (in Ukrainian) here.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a really beautiful song that makes me feel concerned about Holodomor. I've been looking for its lyrics but it is impossible to find them. Do you know anything about them?

Pawlina said...

Unfortunately I do not have the lyrics but have just sent round a query to some of my colleagues in case one of them might have more information about the song.

Thanks for your comment, and your concern.